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Walsall tips closed until further notice

by danielbarker on 27 March, 2020

Message from Walsall Council PLEASE BE AWARE The decision has been taken to close the two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (tips) in Walsall.Both Merchants Way in Aldridge and Fryers Road sites are closed until further notice following the statement from the Government regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Please visit our website and social media channels for updates […]

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In case you’ve missed it and you’re involved in education, please read the following guidance: As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing. And the most recent scientific advice on how to further […]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced significant social restrictions, which touch on everyone’s lives across the West Midlands. These are unprecedented in peacetime and I know will be hard on you and your families.I want to assure you that my officers and staff will continue to work every hour of every day to keep you […]

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If you or a neighbour needs practical help with: shopping picking up prescriptions food parcels advice on financial help reassurance calls/befriending Contact: Email: COVID-19communityhelp@walsall.gov.uk Telephone: 0121 380 6690 Anyone in Walsall that needs help can email or call for assistance. The Hub for the West Locality, covering Bentley & Darlaston North, Darlaston South, Willenhall North, […]

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CUTS ‘HIT CORONAVIRUS CAPACITY’

by danielbarker on 23 March, 2020

Published in Local Government Chronicle BY JON BUNN The public health grant will increase by 4.8% next year in a move government says is intended to cover the costs of wage increases for NHS staff working in organisations commissioned by councils. The overall grant for 2020-21 was finally confirmed last week as £3.28bn compared to £3.13bn […]

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Information on Short Heath planning applications

by danielbarker on 20 March, 2020

From: Weekly list of determined applications Application ID 19/1288 – 69, SHEPHERD DRIVE, WILLENHALL, WV12 4JB Details: Two-storey rear extension Applicant name Mr Nathan Poole Officer Name Sheila Denison Date Valid/Time Extension/Target Decision/Decision Dispatched 06/11/2019 |13/03/2020 | 01/01/2020 | 10/03/2020 Decision:Grant Permission Subject to Conditions From: Weekly List of Received Planning Applications Date Valid / […]

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BUSINESSES HAVE SIX WEEKS SAY LIB DEMS

by danielbarker on 17 March, 2020

Willenhall Lib Dems call on the government to provide emergency funds as the Covid-19 crisis deepens. Local businesses such as hospitality and catering have around 6 weeks until they start to run out of cash. Since the crisis started hotel occupancy has fallen 15% while eating and drinking out has declined by 7% and bookings across […]

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Can you or someone you know volunteer and support anyone in your neighbourhood who is in isolation or vulnerable, or could be in the foreseeable future? In response to the current situation around Coronavirus (Covid-19), Walsall Council and partners are working together in readiness to support our community, especially the elderly and vulnerable residents.  If […]

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Local elections postponed to next year

by danielbarker on 16 March, 2020

The Government has bowed to pressure and postponed the local elections until next year Right up until Friday’s welcome u-turn, the Government had seemed determined to plough on with the local elections, despite the fact that they would be taking place whilst the covid-19 virus was at its height. But the election campaign would have […]

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The Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, has responded to the NAO report on supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England. “Councils work closely with childcare providers to make sure that parents can get the childcare they need. Unfortunately, we know many providers are struggling, […]

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